How to Get Rid of Fleas in Human Hair with Natural Home Remedies


While rare, fleas can make their way onto human hair. In the absence of household pets like cats and dogs, fleas may decide to approach their next victim, us humans, for their regular blood meals. In this step-to-step guide, you will learn how to quickly treat fleas found in human hair.

1. Regular Shampoo Wash

Regular shampoo will get rid of most fleas hiding in your hair. Make sure you use the correct technique by gently working the shampoo into the hair roots. It may also help to have someone with you while you shampoo your hair as they can help catch and get rid of any fleas that make an attempt to escape from your hair.

2. Use Tea Tree Oil Shampoo

Alternatively, you could use tea tree oil to give the shampoo an extra boost when it gets rid of the flea in your hair. When used in diluted form, tea tree oil could be a safe way to control the infestation. The problem is that it’s difficult to get a safe measurement when you apply tea tree oil on its own. We suggest you buy ready-made tea tree oil shampoo instead. Also, if you have pets at home then make sure they are kept a safe distance away from the tea tree oil shampoo.

3. Wash Your Pillows

Wash your pillows along with other household or fashion items that your hair gets into regular contact with, such as a hat or towel. Most if not all fleas that get trapped in the washing machine will not make it out alive. Set the washing machine to the highest water temperature the laundry item is able to handle. You should also the laundry items through the dryer for good measure.

4. Prevention Steps for Pets

Last but not least, there’s a strong likelihood that the fleas originated from your pets assuming you do have one at home. TO prevent hair flea infestations in the future, it’s important to do a careful check of your dog every time he comes back from a walk. In addition to checking the dog’s fur, you should also pay close attention to any clothes the dog may have also worn such as a dog raincoat. Using the above remedies won’t mean much if the pests come back to infest your hair again.


  • Dennis:

    If you know more about fleas can you please mail me back? I have a serious infestation now and I don’t have any pets but the tenants right above have a dog

  • Diane:

    Fleas will travel from thier place to yours. Vinegar is the most effective treatment.

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